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    "Good news, everyone!" I love that they included that line.

    I also just noticed that they didn't put in the "what if Futurama didn't exist" bit that they've put in all the other ones so far.
    This bit always came, when they had the next bonus strip ready. Mostly because of the "The Comic Irregulars exist and are making a screencap comic based X" line.
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    Yeah, that'll come up at strip 750.

    I like how the diverging universes slowly get weirder and weirder. I mean, "Nerdy guys make YouTube videos of themselves performing cheerleader moves instead of driving locomotives into ravines." Certainly a less expensive and dangerous hobby could have been derived from the BttF series! (That line started as "Nerdy guys make YouTube videos of themselves wielding crossbows instead of lightsabres." I guess the BttF equivalent to pretending to have a lightsabre would have been pretending to have a hoverboard?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    Yeah, that'll come up at strip 750.

    I like how the diverging universes slowly get weirder and weirder. I mean, "Nerdy guys make YouTube videos of themselves performing cheerleader moves instead of driving locomotives into ravines." Certainly a less expensive and dangerous hobby could have been derived from the BttF series! (That line started as "Nerdy guys make YouTube videos of themselves wielding crossbows instead of lightsabres." I guess the BttF equivalent to pretending to have a lightsabre would have been pretending to have a hoverboard?)
    Considering, that each level deeper removes another classic (or at least well known) movie, subsequent universes diverge more and more from our reality.
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    This bit always came, when they had the next bonus strip ready. Mostly because of the "The Comic Irregulars exist and are making a screencap comic based X" line.
    Oh, I see. So they update it retroactively.

    To think that, soon, there will be no popular culture works left in that universe! Heh.
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    Oh, I see. So they update it retroactively.

    To think that, soon, there will be no popular culture works left in that universe! Heh.
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    I browsed through the archives and I'm a bit sad they recycled some of the jokes... meh, it's not too bad (in the "What if" strips, that is.

    But they got Corey as a new player in the Futurama strip, yay.

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    New strip.

    Six years is quite long. Longest my games lasted was about a year of weekly playing.

    I just cannot get over how goofy Mark Hamill looks.
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    It's nice to see Corey is actually playing along. I was expecting him to spend at least his first session being all "Blargh this is stupid", but he's actually getting it.
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    6 years does seem really long. I don't think we've actually seen anywhere near 6 years worth of sessions. Each movie has maybe 5 or 6 sessions in it (judging by the DM saying 'Let's go home folks') unless I'm horribly misremembering. Even stretching that out to 8, and making it a biweekly game instead of a weekly one, that's 4 months per movie, so a little over a year total so far. I know they've played other campaigns between... but 6 years seems hard to believe. It seems more like 2 or 3 at most.
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    6 years does seem really long. I don't think we've actually seen anywhere near 6 years worth of sessions. Each movie has maybe 5 or 6 sessions in it (judging by the DM saying 'Let's go home folks') unless I'm horribly misremembering. Even stretching that out to 8, and making it a biweekly game instead of a weekly one, that's 4 months per movie, so a little over a year total so far. I know they've played other campaigns between... but 6 years seems hard to believe. It seems more like 2 or 3 at most.
    I dunno, a lot of the "lets go home" comments tend to happen when bad stuff occurs. Big fights or whatever between players, that sort of thing. They may take far more frequent breaks than that and its just not commented on because they can pick up seamlessly from where they left off. But yeah, I think there was at least 2-3 "off screen" campaigns run over the course of the prequels. So that suggests that they took breaks over the course of this huge campaign.
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    Yeah, sux years is awfully long... also, what do they mean "this game"? Obviously they played other campaigns, apparently with different mechanics in the mean time... color me confused...

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    I dunno, a lot of the "lets go home" comments tend to happen when bad stuff occurs. Big fights or whatever between players, that sort of thing. They may take far more frequent breaks than that and its just not commented on because they can pick up seamlessly from where they left off. But yeah, I think there was at least 2-3 "off screen" campaigns run over the course of the prequels. So that suggests that they took breaks over the course of this huge campaign.
    It seems like there's been one offscreen campaign for every onscreen campaign, and over the course of the onscreen one we get hints about what happened in the timegap. But assuming the offscreen campaign is roughly the same length, that gets the ~2 year guestimate.

    I suppose it is possible that they are taking more frequent breaks that aren't being mentioned, but I really don't see it. While it is taking years to unfold for us, they really haven't done enough to warrant that many breaks unless they play in like 2 hour sessions or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerow View Post
    It seems like there's been one offscreen campaign for every onscreen campaign, and over the course of the onscreen one we get hints about what happened in the timegap. But assuming the offscreen campaign is roughly the same length, that gets the ~2 year guestimate.

    I suppose it is possible that they are taking more frequent breaks that aren't being mentioned, but I really don't see it. While it is taking years to unfold for us, they really haven't done enough to warrant that many breaks unless they play in like 2 hour sessions or something.
    Didn't they say they ran other Star Wars campaigns between SW3 and the current campaign? It sounded like they did 2-3 of those at least, so you should add them to your calculations.

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    Didn't they say they ran other Star Wars campaigns between SW3 and the current campaign? It sounded like they did 2-3 of those at least, so you should add them to your calculations.
    That's true, if they did the clone wars tv shows, each season is as long as the 3 movies we covered already combined. I could see that making up the difference.
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    That's true, if they did the clone wars tv shows, each season is as long as the 3 movies we covered already combined. I could see that making up the difference.
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    I'm wondering if the writers forgot that the strip is supposed to be funny. Maybe it's just me...but hasn't it been kinda boring for a while now?
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    I'm wondering if the writers forgot that the strip is supposed to be funny. Maybe it's just me...but hasn't it been kinda boring for a while now?
    It's like OotS. It started out as mostly jokes and rules with some plot (although I think it started with more plot than OotS, but that just might be because it's based off something else and has to end up in the same place somehow), but as time progressed, jokes started playing second fiddle and anything that would be there for the sake of a joke is not good. Except I think this follows the rules of the game more closely than OotS too, since they're actually playing the game.

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    I'm wondering if the writers forgot that the strip is supposed to be funny. Maybe it's just me...but hasn't it been kinda boring for a while now?
    Shamus Young adressed this when he was making DM of the rings. When you are making a screencap comic then after some time you have to choose between moving the plot forward or making a joke and it becomes rarer and rarer that you can do both in one strip.
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    I'm wondering if the writers forgot that the strip is supposed to be funny. Maybe it's just me...but hasn't it been kinda boring for a while now?
    Along with the things others said..
    I'm still having fun with the comic.

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    I'm still having fun with the comic.
    Same here. For me most of the fun nowadays comes with watching the players (rather than the player characters, or the jokes). I want to see what they'll do with the story.
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    Further to the above, the original trilogy is more tightly scripted than the prequel, so I'd be surprised if we get any more summon big fish/summon bigger fish antics.

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    Man, I just realised there are three different stories being told here:

    The actual Star Wars storyline (via the screenshots);
    the one that the players think is happening;
    and the one that is actually happening.


    I was halfway expecting the DM to go "hang on, you actually listened to all that?"

    And now I want Jim to explain his version of the story
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    Man, I just realised there are three different stories being told here:

    The actual Star Wars storyline (via the screenshots);
    the one that the players think is happening;
    and the one that is actually happening.


    I was halfway expecting the DM to go "hang on, you actually listened to all that?"

    And now I want Jim to explain his version of the story
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    6 years does seem really long. I don't think we've actually seen anywhere near 6 years worth of sessions. Each movie has maybe 5 or 6 sessions in it (judging by the DM saying 'Let's go home folks') unless I'm horribly misremembering. Even stretching that out to 8, and making it a biweekly game instead of a weekly one, that's 4 months per movie, so a little over a year total so far. I know they've played other campaigns between... but 6 years seems hard to believe. It seems more like 2 or 3 at most.
    The 6 years are a combination of this, this, and this.

    In short, Episode I, then a 2-year break while they played other games, Episode II, another 2-year break, Episode III, 2-year break, and now Episode IV.

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    I'm wondering if the writers forgot that the strip is supposed to be funny. Maybe it's just me...but hasn't it been kinda boring for a while now?
    It is. Adam bores me... The last few days, I only looked at the new comics, saw that it's all a wall f text to make another boring Adam joke, and didn't read it.
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    It is. Adam bores me... The last few days, I only looked at the new comics, saw that it's all a wall f text to make another boring Adam joke, and didn't read it.
    I thought it was a wall of text to poke fun at the flagrant exposition of stuff the audience had never seen or heard of before in Episode IV.

    And also to set up more plot-change twists later, I suppose.
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    Adam knows only video games. That joke wasn't funny once, and it's not getting funnier making it five times in a row.
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    I though the player's name was Corey.
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    I like him. I find the videogame gags pretty funny.
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